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    WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    OK...I won't reveal how Shawn did in the individual floor exercise, but can someone please explain to me why she wasn't in the individual vault competition? The winning score there wasn't even close to Shawn's "bad" vault during the all around. It was 3 tenths lower and she put up 16s in the qualification and team competitions.

    Would like an explanation why she wasn't in the vault competition final for a medal??



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    Because she competed in the All-Around. To compete in the Vault you would have to perfect two Vault routines, thus taking away practice time from her other events. She didn't even attempt to qualify for it.



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    So it was her choice? Gonna regret that decision. Nas is in 3 individual events...SJ should have been too.



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    Yeah if she wants to do an extra 2 hours off practice a day.



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    If she was only going to do 2 events, she should have picked vault and floor. She will need Nas to screw up on the beam to have a chance there.



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    If she was only going to do 2 events, she should have picked vault and floor. She will need Nas to screw up on the beam to have a chance there.
    I think she was HOPING that she would also be doing bars but her main priority was all around. Concentrating on vault would have really hurt her all around chances.



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    Don't go to the Rag's site if you don't want spoilers. They've got it plastered right there on the front page what the results were.



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    I got a chuckle out of this thread. Dudes having a serious discussion about women's gymnastics.

    Man when does August 28th get here!

    Disclaimer: I am as excited as anyone that Ms. Johnson has done well in the olympics but having a serious discussion of why she was not in certain events makes me chuckle!



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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    If she was only going to do 2 events, she should have picked vault and floor. She will need Nas to screw up on the beam to have a chance there.
    Vault is her weakest event - her best chance at individual golds are in floor (which she competed) and beam (which hasn't occurred yet).


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    Re: WHY isn't Shawn Johnson in the vault individual?

    Nas just got screwed on the bars by the judges.

    Nas will have to seriously blunder on the beam for SJ to have a chance. I see another silver or bronze for SJ.



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